Our anime challenge is the anime Beck, also known as BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad in some parts of the world. In the anime we meet 14-year old Koyuki, a boy going through life without goals which change after he meets a weird-looking dog named Beck, saving it from being harassed by a group of kids. He then meets the dog’s owner, 16-year-old guitar slinger Ryuusuke ‘Ryu’ Minami, the former member of a popular rock band, and Koyuki’s life changes forever.
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad is an anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series BECK, written and illustrated by Harold Sakuishi. This 26-episode anime series ran from October 2004 to March 2005 under the name Beck. To not get confused with the band Beck, the anime’s name was changed to BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad for the Western world. Be sure to watch our weekly anime challenge updates to learn more about the anime as well as see anime recommendations and easter eggs.